Sony Alpha A99 reviews and prices: camera

45 customer reviews

+ This digital camera scores high on features. - It has no outstanding negative points.

£1597 – £1749 at 3 retailers out of 419 retailers checked

9.2 out of 10 based on 45 reviews.
Sony Alpha A99: 24.7 MP (Megapixels), SD Card storage, Optical Image Stabiliser image stabiliser digital camera. See full product description
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ian, hook hampshire Experienced amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
I love the ergonomic layout, ease of use and video features. The A99 offers good mix of professional features and easy 'quick snap' features making it both ideal for my creative requirements as well as the whole family to pick up and use. Electronic view finder is great, especially when changing settings and shooting video (i am long sighted and this saves me having to hold the camera some distance away to make changes, review photos and do video) probably a market niche that has not been exploited for similar users who wear reading glasses. Presets are very useful and customised buttons and silent controller is excellent.
Bad points:
Lens choice is limited especially if you want to make use of 3d focus. That said, I have two of the Carl Zeiss 3d compatible lenses but am not convinced this system is as good or better at focusing than my previous Nikon. Biggest issue is that Sony make a big point about build quality, dust and moisture proofing of the A99, I am therefore really dissapointed that the top of the range Carl Zeiss lenses are not weather sealed?
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Aug 2013

David, Hemel Hempstead Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
The Minolta DNA, easily recognisable and way of using this camera very enjoyable to use and a natural progression for Sony Aplha as well as former Minolta DSLR users. Image quality at all ISOs are way above any previous Sony Alpha DSLR or DSLT. The electronic viewfinder is definitely a game changer and almost indistinguishable from a glass prism viewfinder. The auto focus is very fast and accurate and the camera can be customizes to one's own preferences.
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Nov 2012

Owen, Selfoss, Iceland Professional photographer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
everything!
Bad points:
No interval timer
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Apr 2013

Peter, London Experienced amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Well built, Good image quality, great screen and features. Exposure and white balance accurate - love it.
Bad points:
It is a little slow to start up when switched on.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Apr 2013

Paul, Aldeburgh Professional photographer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
The SLT-99V is whisper quiet and a joy to use in situations where discression is required.
Bad points:
None.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 May 2013

neil, horsham Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very usable and powerful full frame camera, packed with excellent features. It performs very well and I have found it an easy step on from my A77 as the layout is almost identical. Im sure that DSLT technology is the way forward over DSLR's.
Bad points:
None that I have come across
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Jun 2013

TechDave, Paisley Videographer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
solid construction, superb image quality, video is stunning, great features, so easy to use, better than andy DSLR/ DSLT I have used, great compatibility with 3rd party full frame lenses (Sigma, Samyang, Tamron, etc.) with the Sony/Minolta mount.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Aug 2013

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Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 3
Digital zoom ratio 4
Type of image stabiliser Optical Image Stabiliser
Touchscreen No
3D No
Media format SDHC Card
Media format SD Card
Weight (g) 733
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/30
RAW Format Yes
GPS Receiver Yes
Release date 2012-11-01
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens Yes

Also known as: Sony SLT-A99V, Sony Alpha, Sony A99, SLT-A99

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Manufacturer's Description

The Sony Alpha A99 Digital SLT Camera sits at the top of the Sony range with its 24.3 megapixel 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor, Dual AF system and pro-style video features. The Sony Alpha A99 is the successor to the flagship a900 DSLR and the first to include the revolutionary SLT (Single Lens Translucent) technology into a full-frame body. The BIONZ image processor combined with the SLT technology work together to drive the world’s first dual AF system with 19 sensors (including 11 cross sensors) and 102 AF points to ensure lightning fast and accurate focusing. Crafted for videographers, the Sony A99 offers full-frame full HD 50p/25p (switchable to 60p/24p) progressive video shooting with non-stop continuous AF and audio features. The A99 with its magnesium alloy body and weather seals is the optimal fusion of super-sonic performance and exceptional image quality and yet features one of the lightest bodies amongst full-frame digital cameras

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